AD5203: Making Art and Talking Art

AD5203: Making Art and Talking Art

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Making Art and Talking Art
Module Code AD5203
Module Tutor Jack Southern
School School of Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module establishes a defined structure and forum for critical reflection, discussion and knowledge exchange, through various methodologies of integrating theory and practice. As such, it presents a focused opportunity for students to extend the range and nature of both their theoretical research and conceptual understanding in relation to practical work.

Indicative Syllabus -

The core focus of analysis, and subsequent emerging discourse, could be issues relating to students’ studio work, practical work made in response to this particular module (either individually or in groups), or issues raised through the art history lecture programme. In some instances, there may be opportunities for collaboration with students from other courses, both in and outside the faculty of Art and Design.

As there are a number of distinct options as to approach and outcome of this module, students will need to agree a programme of study with the module tutor. Assessment will span practical work, written and visual research, as well as verbal discussion though regular seminars and group critique. Reflection on, and the journalistic recording of, those discussions and the contextual research they inform, will be vital material gathered in order to plan and deliver a presentation, which could form a significant part of the formal assessment.

Central to the aims and objectives of this module is the potential for students to both affirm and challenge their own approach to thinking about, and making art. This will contribute to a platform of open and flexible discourse, which has the potential to enrich and stimulate students’ own practice, the environment of the year group, and course as a whole.  

It is intended that knowledge and understanding gained through this module will help to form interests and methodologies of research, which will inform the dissertation at Level 6.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Employ a wide range of independent research and study methodologies, generating both written and visual contextual research and referencing.

2. Develop an in-depth and sustained line of personal enquiry, investigating themes, ideas and positions relevant to personal interests in studio work and related research. 

3. Confidently facilitate and participate in discussion of complex theoretical and conceptual issues, verbally articulating personal opinions and perspectives.

4. Utilise skills in planning, structuring, research and study skills, communication, delivery, construction of points of view and arguments, as well as the use of appropriate formats e.g. power point presentation.

5. Demonstrate ability to analyse, evaluate and reflect on a complex range of sources of investigation and enquiry, including those gathered from both primary and secondary, verbal and written research.

6. Work with others, including dealing with issues of collaboration, creative compromise and people management.  

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: Size TBA
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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